Photograph of German vehicles attempting to escape from the closing noose of the Allied armies. They are attempting to cross one of the remaining bridges outside of Aachen in 1945. This photo was taken by an American recon plane.
When WW2 began in Europe, Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran was a part of "Wings for Britain" that delivered American built aircraft to Britain. In 1939, she became the first woman to fly a bomber, a Hudson V bomber made by Lockheed, across the Atlantic Ocean. Here, Cochran is pictured in the cockpit of a P-40 Warhawk fighter, circa 1942-1945.
Ticket to the Other Side: A GI lies dead on the beach as his buddies are pushing inland, Normandy, June 6, 1944. Note the tag from the burial detail already attached to his uniform. The remains of the soldiers killed on the day of the landings are all interred at the US military cemeteries in Normandy.